Millions of people use Google products everyday. From Google search to Gmail, there are dozens of tools Google has created to make your online experience more productive.
Google will stop showing authorship results in Google Search, and will no longer be tracking data from content using rel=author markup.
There is a lot of chatter about big brands having some type of “advantage” when it comes to search engine rankings at Google. Do companies like Target, Nordstrom, and Walgreens get better ranking because they are big brands and big companies? Here is why I think these companies often “squeeze out” the small, local companies.
Google Places is now called Google+ Local. It’s where you can create, edit, and manage your Google Places – I mean Google+ Local – listing. Yikes, this is all changing so fast! Yes, it is confusing. Google+ Local is a VERY important part of your overall online visibility. It’s also part of your search engine optimization (SEO) strategy.
Chris, I notice some of my competition showing up listed at Google and there is a picture next to their listing on the search engine results page. How did they do this? If a picture shows up it sure gets your attention fast and probably increases click-though! I see it regularly with your rankings at Google when I search “marketing to brides.”
How do you get your website top ranked with Google? Get what I call “Google Love.” Google actually ranks PAGES it finds on the Internet, although most people just think of it as website ranking. Here’s a great overview of how Google Search works, straight from the horse’s mouth!
Each weekday I post a quick, easy-to-do Internet marketing tip. It’s something that you can easily do and won’t take much time at all. Today: Google Webmaster Tools.